HELMUT NEWTON LEGACYMATTHIAS HARDER Book Number: 91537 Product format: Hardback
Helmut Newton (1920-2004) is remembered as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, channeling sensuality and eroticism into his work. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, black and white nude women were his signature. Stunning portraits, many in colour, bizarre scenes, iconic imaginary scenarios abound in this big book. Hundreds of photos include Faye Dunaway for Vanity Fair, Jean-Marie Le Pen with his two dogs in Paris, models smoking a cigar or holding a gun in their mouth could be quite disturbing, a woman undressing in front of three clothed voyeurs, the memorable cross-dressing besuited beautiful woman with slicked back hair, her female partner completely naked in a Parisian backstreet apart from her high heels, make up and veiled hat; a beautiful woman with a black bobbed hairstyle, red lips, smoking, grasps the ankle of a high heeled woman whose knee and legs are visible only in the frame. Women take centre stage - with subjects such as Catherine Deneuve, Liz Taylor, and Charlotte Rampling. During the 1990s, Newton shot for the German, American, Italian, French, and Russian editions of Vogue, primarily in and around Monte Carlo where he was living from 1981 onward and would often portray the eccentric lives of the beautiful and rich, full of eroticism and elegance, in unconventional scenarios. Illus, 24 x 34cm, heavyweight 3kg, 424 pages. New from Taschen, text in English, French and German.
Bibliophile price: £80.00